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27 APRIL 2011

Jamie Beck's animated GIF photography

"New York City–based fashion photographer Jamie Beck, in collaboration with Kevin Burg, a web designer with a background in video and motion graphics, has created a series of gorgeous animated GIFs she calls 'cinemagraphs'. A couple of them feature Canadian supermodel Coco Rocha, and these have gained quite a bit of media exposure recently. According to Rocha, cinemagraphs are 'more than a photo, but not quite a video.'

Even though the concept of animated GIFs is as old as the Internet, the ones circling around the web are often tacky and low brow. Jamie Beck's animated GIFs, on the other hand, have an amazing atmosphere that has elevated the art of animated GIFs.

Jamie Beck's first few animated images were sequenced still shots looped in rapid succession which is a fairly common way of making an animated image. Then he began utilizing more fluid motion isolated in certain parts of an image to to capture a moment of time, but also to un–freeze a still photograph by showing that moment's temporal movement."

(Amusing Planet, 16 Apri 2011)

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animated gifanimated imageatmospheric presencecapture a moment of timecinemagraphy • Coco Rocha • fashion photographer • fluid motion • in media resinstantJamie BeckKevin Burgmise-en-scene • more than a photo • motion studiesNew York City • sequenced still shots looped in rapid succession • short moving sequencestemporal movement • un-freeze a still photograph • visual spectacle

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Simon Perkins
11 MARCH 2011

Eadweard Muybridge: theory building through photographic experimentation

"Muybridge was the man who famously proved a horse can fly. Adapting the very latest technology to his ends, he proved his theory by getting a galloping horse to trigger the shutters of a bank of cameras. This experiment proved indisputably for the first time what no eye had previously seen – that a horse lifts all four hooves off the ground at one point in the action of running. Seeking a means of sharing his ground–breaking work, he invented the zoopraxiscope, a method of projecting animated versions of his photographs as short moving sequences, which anticipated subsequent developments in the history of cinema."

(Tate Britain, 2010)

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Simon Perkins
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